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File Extension List

New programs are constantly being developed and it is important for our pc to know how to distinguish what kind of file it is accessing. By considering a files extension, our system recognizes precisely how to access that file.

The information required to choose which application to utilize to load a file is learned by examining the files extension. Data about the format and type of data contained inside a file is indicated by a file extension. As an example, many common file extensions include: .gif for pictures, .rar for packed files, and .mov for movies. These common file extensions are recognized by many pc users, but with new software coming each day, with it comes new file types which you may not be familiar with.

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